Basic First Aid Info for Children

Controlling External Bleeding

If a child or infant is cut or hurt and starts bleeding it is important to follow the simple logical steps of:

Covering the wound

applying direct pressure until bleeding stops

cover the dressing with a bandage

and if the bleeding doesn't stop then to apply more pressure and call 9-1-1


Burns can be a serious injury so after checking the scene of the incident, and the injured child or infant you should follow these following steps to address the injury:

-Remove from source of the burn

- cool the burn with cold running water at least until pain is relieved

-cover loosely with sterile dressing

and if the burn is severe enough then call 911 or the local emergency number and monitor the child for shock.


Since poison is such a life-threatening (such as if the child or infant is unconscious or is not breathing or if a change in the level of consciousness occurs), Call 911 or if conscious and alert, Call the national poison control center (PCC) hotline and follow advice given.
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Much like poison, a seizure is a serious condition and you should call or have someone call 911. It is important to not hold or restrain the child or infant and to not place anything between the teeth or in the mouth, After the seizure passes you should remain monitoring the breathing and for changes in condition. If fluids or vomit is present you should roll the child or infant to one side to keep the airway clear.
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If there is no sign of breathing (the chest clearly rises), then you should:

-give 30 chest compressions by pushing hard, push fast in the middle of the chest about 1.2-2 inches deep depending of the size and age of the child at last 100 compressions per minute

-give 2 rescue breaths by tilting the head back and lifting chin, then either pinching the nose and completely sealing the child's mouth or completely sealing both the infant's nose and mouth, and blowing in for 1 sec to make chest rise and giving breaths one after another

- do not stop; ie continue cycles of CPR until signs of life are present (breathing own their own) or EMS personnel take over.

First Aid : Infant & Child CPR Instructions